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[audio]Canary in a Coal Mine -- Groks Science Show 2013-05-08 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
The  natural disasters that small islands face are regarded as the canary in a coal mine on the issue of global climate change. Yet, progress towards international action moves at a glacial pace. On this program, John Hay discussed the importance small island countries and the respective roles of developed and developing countries.
Keywords: climate change; adaptation; small islands; resilience; uncertainty; IPCC; UNFCC
Downloads: 1,237
[audio]Cancer Canines -- Groks Science Show 2010-07-21 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
Prostate cancer is a major issue for men. And, early detection is important for improving the odds of survival. Yet, it turns out dogs may help in this regard. On this program, Gregg Steben discussed cancer-sniffing dogs.
Keywords: science; cancer; dogs; biology; groks
Downloads: 3,230
[audio]Cancer Nutrition -- Groks Science Show 2010-09-01 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
Cancer is a formidable disease, but overcoming it is aided by proper nutrition during therapy. On this program, Jodi Buckman Weinstein discussed proper nutrition during cancer therapy.
Keywords: science; cancer; nutrition; groks
Downloads: 3,320
[audio]Cancer Therapy -- Groks Science Show 2007-07-25 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
Cancer is a disease that strikes fear by its mere mention. But, rapid advances in medical science are developing new treatments. On this program, Prof. David Nathan from Harvard MGH discussed new cancer therapies.
Keywords: science; cancer; therapy
Downloads: 6,482
[audio]Cannabis Brain -- Groks Science Show 2014-04-30 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
Does marijuana use affect the brain? What is the scientific evidence? On this episode, Dr. Anne Speckhard discussed marijuana use and the brain.
Keywords: science; marijuana; brain; groks
Downloads: 1,486
[audio]Carbohydrates -- Groks Science Show 2003-03-05 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
Carbohydrates are ubiquitous and multivariate molecules found throughout our bodies. Their roles extend beyond simply providing energy. This program featured a discussion with a recent MacArthur Fellow about these important molecules.
Downloads: 3,570
[audio]Carbon Recycling -- Groks Science Show 2009-06-03 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
Industrial processes produce carbon dioxide emissions at a staggering rate. Recycling carbon dioxide into fuel sources may help recapture some of these emissions into a useful form. On this program, Byron Elton discussed carbon recycling technology.
Keywords: science; environment; carbon recycling; carbon dioxide; greenhouse gas; groks
Downloads: 4,789
[audio]Carbon Taxes -- Groks Science Show 2007-05-02 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
What is the appropriate market mechanism for moving away from a fossil fuel economy? On this program, Lester Brown from the Earth Policy Institute discussed how carbon taxes could better represent the true cost of energy.
Keywords: science; sustainability; environment; carbon tax
Downloads: 7,565
[audio]Career Science -- Groks Science Show 2011-04-13 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
Becoming a professional scientist requires years of education culminating in an advanced degree. Yet, navigating a career in science requires more than just an advanced degree. On this program, Peter Feibelman discussed forging a career in science.
Keywords: science; graduate school; careers; technology; groks
Downloads: 2,929
[audio]Cartesian Philosophy -- Groks Science Show 2008-12-10 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
Cogito Ergo Sum. I think therefore I am. The philosophy of Rene Descartes has impacted modern society in many arenas from the sciences to the foundations of democratic governments. On this program, Russell Shorto discussed the history of Cartesian philosophy. This episode is dedicated to the memory of Prof. Jeffery A. Winer, friend and mentor.
Keywords: science; descartes; dualism; philosophy
Downloads: 5,690
[audio]Cavitation Bubbles -- Groks Science Show 2007-04-11 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
Bubbles created via the process of cavitation have many applications. On this program, Prof. Christopher Brennen from Caltech discussed the physics of cavitation.
Keywords: science; physics; cavitation; bubbles
Downloads: 5,063
[audio]Celiac Disease -- Groks Science Show 2006-04-26 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
Celiac disease is a disorder caused by the inability to tolerate gluten. The effects of the disease are wide ranging, resulting from the inability to absorb certain nutrients. On this program, Rory Jones discussed this hidden epidemic.
Keywords: science; celiac; gluten
Downloads: 4,420
[audio]Chaos Theory -- Groks Science Show 2002-07-10 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
Non-linear dynamics is an emerging field that attempts to account for the complexity inherent in deterministic processes. Most commonly associated with "Chaos Theory", the work done in this field has numerous applications. This show featured a debate on new developments in this field.
Keywords: Science
Downloads: 501
[audio]Chaotic Systems -- Groks Science Show 2007-03-21 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
Poincare's work on the three-body problem later became the framework for studying chaotic systems. Since then, mathematicians have made progress in these and other dynamical systems. On this program, Mason Porter talked about exciting developments in this field. Travis Heime also discussed condensed matter physics.
Keywords: science; chaos theory; dynamical systems; condensed matter
Downloads: 5,393
[audio]Character Flux -- Groks Science Show 2011-07-06 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
Although we often view our moral character as being immutable, behavioral research has begun to demonstrate the intense flexibility of our moral character. On this program, David DeSteno discussed the biology of character.
Keywords: science; biology; psychology; groks
Downloads: 3,224
[audio]Chasing Shackleton -- Groks Science Show 2014-01-08 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
Sir Ernest Shackleton's journey to Antartica is best known for the heroic and epic tale of survival that ensued following the initial disasters that were encountered. On this program, Tim Jarvis discussed recreating Sir Ernest Shackleton's epic voyage of survival.
Keywords: science; survival; Shackleton; Tim Jarvis; groks
Downloads: 1,213
[audio]Cheap Genome -- Groks Science Show 2010-09-29 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
Genetic sequencing once was a prohibitively costly endeavor costing billions of dollars and untold number of man-hours. Yet, the price for sequencing has plummeted rapidly such that personalized genomic sequencing may soon be available. On this program, Kevin Davies discussed the thousand dollar genome.
Keywords: science; genome; genetic testing; biology; molecular biology; groks
Downloads: 3,166
[audio]Chemical and Engineering News -- Groks Science Show 2003-02-12 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
Chemistry has applications in many diverse fields from astronomy to zoology. With new applications emerging, it is the job of Chemical and Engineering News to report the breath of activity in chemistry. This show featured an interview with the editor discussing the frontiers of chemistry.
Keywords: Science
Downloads: 3,525
[movies]Christiane Asschenfeldt @ WOS 3 - Video - WOS3 Stream Team
Wizards of OS 3. The Future of the Digital Commons Panel: Launch of Creative Commons Germany Christiane Asschenfeldt, Director of International Creative Commons, Berlin
Keywords: free software; free content; free infrastructure
Downloads: 419
[audio]Citizen Media -- Groks Science Show 2006-05-31 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
Grassroots journalism has been enabled by the internet. The potential impact of citizen media is far and wide ranging, as discussed on this episode with Dan Gilmor.
Keywords: science; journalism; blog
Downloads: 4,286
[audio]Clean Foods -- Groks Science Show 2009-10-07 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
Eating a sustainable diet involves moving closer to the source of the nutrients. But, is this possible in most of our diets? On this program, Terry Walters discussed establishing a clean food diet.
Keywords: science; nutrition; diets; clean foods; groks
Downloads: 3,704 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[audio]Climate Adaptation -- Groks Science Show 2011-01-05 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
How should we cope to the threat of climate change? On this program, Professor John Hay discusses strategies for climate adaptation and the role of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
Keywords: science; climate change; IPCC; adaptation
Downloads: 2,957
[audio]Climate Poker -- Groks Science Show 2012-10-10 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
Nature does not bluff but she also does not show her cards readily. That is at the root of the climate problem. On this program, Dr. Scott Barrett gives an overview of the international climate regime to reduce greenhouse gases and explains how uncertainty in climate predictions hamper negotiations.
Keywords: climate change; UNFCCC; uncertainty; prisoner's dilemma; collective action; game theory
Downloads: 2,194
[audio]Climate Wisdom -- Groks Science Show 2006-02-01 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
2005 has now been confirmed as the warmest year on record, but what must be done to stop this dangerous trend of global warming? Carl McDaniel and Stephen Schneider joined us on this program to talk about how these climate issues are best communicated to the public.
Keywords: science; global warming; science communication
Downloads: 4,220
[audio]Cloning Animals -- Groks Science Show 2006-04-05 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
In spite of the controversies surround the ethics of animal cloning, progress has been made in reproducing animals through their genetic material. On this program, biologist Sir John Gurden joined us to talk about developmental biology and challenges to cloning.
Keywords: science; biology
Downloads: 5,502
[audio]Closer to Truth -- Groks Science Show 2003-04-02 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
What are the big questions remaining in science? How much closer are we to the answers? On this program, we discuss these issues and an upcoming PBS series that examines these issues.
Keywords: Science
Downloads: 3,593
[audio]Cochlear Implants -- Groks Science Show 2009-08-12 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
Cochlear implants are remarkable devices for alleviating lost hearing. But, how do these devices work? On this program, Prof. Valeriy Shafiro discussed the mechanisms of normal hearing and cochlear implants.
Keywords: science; technology; biology; hearing; audiology; cochlear implants; neurobiology; hearing aids; groks
Downloads: 4,462
[audio]Cold Fusion -- Groks Science Show 2009-05-06 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
In the years since the famous experiment by Martin Fleischman and Stanley Pons, the field of cold fusion has had difficulty igniting the interest of the scientific community. However, recent advances are now sparking renewed promise and focus. On this program, Dr. Michael McKubre and Dr. Irving Dardik discussed the advances in cold fusion research.
Keywords: science; physics; chemistry; electrochemistry; energy; cold fusion; deuterium; palladium; groks
Downloads: 5,889
[audio]Colliding Worlds -- Groks Science Show 2014-06-25 - Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
Science and art may seem like widely divergent fields of human endeavor, but advances in science are now influencing contemporary art. On this program, Arthur I. Miller discussed the colliding worlds of science and art.
Keywords: art; science; technology; groks
Downloads: 1,141
[audio]Combinatorial Chemistry -- Groks Science Show 2002-10-02 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
Creating new chemicals is a complicated process that requires the skills of trained organic chemists. A new methods of synthesizing compounds is revolutionizing organic chemistry. On this program, Dr. Oleg Kolosov discussed the emerging field of combinatorial chemistry.
Keywords: Science
Downloads: 352
[audio]Comet Dust -- Groks Science Show 2007-01-24 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
Billions and billions of years ago, stars in the universe created elements that scattered throughout the galaxies. Until recently, these dust particles from the early universe were frozen in comets. On this program, Dr. Andrew Westphal discussed the StarDust project, the challenges in collecting comet dust and the surprising discoveries made from these samples.
Keywords: science; astronomy; universe; stardust; comets
Downloads: 4,037
[audio]Commercial Free Childhood -- Groks Science Show 2005-04-20 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
Commercials pervade modern society. While most of us may feel immune to their influence, they still can powerfully influence behavior, especially in children. On this program, Dr. Susan Linn from Harvard University discussed creating a commercial free childhood.
Keywords: Science
Downloads: 4,203
[audio]Communicating Uncertainty -- Groks Science Show 2014-11-12 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
Science is based on accepting uncertainties. In contrast, business and politics tend to aver the unknown. On this program, Baruch Fischoff discusses how scientists can improve communicating risks and uncertainties.
Keywords: risk; science communication; uncertainty; climate change; sex education
Downloads: 1,014
[audio]Computer Malware -- Groks Science Show 2008-02-27 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
As computers have become increasingly ubiquitous, so too has computer malware. How can we protect our computers from this onslaught of viruses, worms, and Trojan horses? On this program, David Perry discussed effective solutions to combat computer malware.
Keywords: science; computers; malware
Downloads: 7,041 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars(3 reviews)
[audio]Computerized Teaching Aids -- Groks Science Show 2002-09-18 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
Teaching scientific concepts is often a difficult task, but the development of interactive computer media as teaching aids is revolutionizing pedagogical techniques. Joining us was Dr. Cammy Huang who discussed some of these exciting developments.
Keywords: Science
Downloads: 226
[audio]Computers and Society -- Groks Science Show 2003-03-19 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
Although computing technology is an integral part of our daily lives, it has yet to reach its full potential. Integrating these information systems on a global scale will require innovative new methods. This featured the director of CITRIS discussing many possibilities for integrated computing systems.
Keywords: Science
Downloads: 3,724
[audio]Computers and the 60s Counterculture -- Groks Science Show 2005-06-15 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
The history of the personal computer has strong roots in the societal changes that occurred during the 1960s. On this program, Prof. John Markoff discussed the 60s counterculture and the personal computing revolution.
Keywords: Science
Downloads: 4,448
[audio]Concerned Science -- Groks Science Show 2006-11-15 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
The role of science in government has often been neglected. The Union of Concerned Scientists is a group that brings scientific opinion to major policy issues. On this program, Prof. Kurt Gottfried discussed science representation in the government. In addition, Vikram Kukarni discussed geotechnical engineering.
Keywords: science; geotechnical engineering; science distortion
Downloads: 4,114
[audio]Concierge Medicine -- Groks Science Show 2006-12-06 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
The growing disparities in health care provided by primary care physicians has caused some to offer a service known as concierge medicine. But, this potential cure may result in more problems than solutions. On this program, Dr. Robin Cook discussed the problems with concierge medicine.
Keywords: science; concierge medicine
Downloads: 4,335
[audio]Concussions -- Groks Science Show 2012-09-26 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
Concussions are a serious issue among athletes and can be even more serious for young athletes. On this program, Dr. Robert Cantu discussed recognizing and treating concussions in young athletes.
Keywords: science; medicine; concussions; sports; groks
Downloads: 2,105
[audio]Condensed Matter Physics -- Groks Science Show 2005-10-26 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
Condensed matter physics deals with the interactions of matter at microscopic scales. On this program, Nobel laureate, Prof. Douglas Osheroff, discussed condensed matter physics.
Keywords: Science; physics; condensed matter; Nobel
Downloads: 3,787
[audio]Consciousness Theory -- Groks Science Show 2004-09-22 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
The neural mechanisms responsible for generating conscious states are slowly being revealed through scientific inquiry. On this program, Prof. Gerald Edelman joined us to discuss the scientific exploration of consciousness.
Keywords: Science
Downloads: 6,114
[audio]Console Wars -- Groks Science Show 2014-06-04 - Chenan Zhang
Video games are a huge part of the lives of countless kids and adults alike. In his book Console Wars, Blake Harris brings to life the behind-the-scenes story that most of us are not aware of—the epic battle waged in the early 1990s between Nintendo and Sega, which paved the way for the video game industry as we know it today.
Keywords: Groks; Groks science show; Video games; Sega; Nintendo; Blake Harris; Tom Kalinske
Downloads: 1,246
[audio]Consumer Behavior -- Groks Science Show 2002-05-22 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
Analyzing consumer behavior is a complicated field in current economic research. The complexity of the behavior requires knowledge of cross-cutting disciplines. This show featured current work on consumer behavior.
Keywords: Science
Downloads: 299
[audio]Cooling Atoms -- Groks Science Show 2004-02-25 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
Studying atoms can be quite challenging, due in large part to their rapid velocities. However, novel methods for cooling atoms using lasers have revolutionized the field of condensed matter physics. We discussed this issue with Nobel Laureate, Prof. Stephen Chu.
Keywords: Science
Downloads: 3,711
[audio]Cornelia Sollfrank @ WOS 3 - Audio - WOS3 StreamTeam
Wizards of OS 3. The Future of the Digital Commons Panel: Art as Anticopyright Activism Cornelia Sollfrank Cyberfeminist Concept Artist, Creator of automatic generators, Co-Founder of the Cyberfeminist International and Webmaster of, Hamburg
Keywords: Wizards of OS 3
Downloads: 235
[movies]Cornelia Sollfrank @ WOS 3 - Video - WOS3 StreamTeam
Wizards of OS 3. The Future of the Digital Commons Panel: Art as Anticopyright Activism Cornelia Sollfrank Cyberfeminist Concept Artist, Creator of automatic generators, Co-Founder of the Cyberfeminist International and Webmaster of, Hamburg
Keywords: free software; free content; free infrastructure
Downloads: 333
[audio]Corporate Corruption of Higher Education -- Groks Science Show 2005-05-18 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
Research at public universities is increasingly being driven by profit motives that undermine academic integrity and limit the free expression of ideas. What does this shift mean for higher education? On this program, Jennifer Washburn discussed the corporate corruption of higher education.
Keywords: Science
Downloads: 4,461 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[audio]Cosmic Microwave Background Explorer -- Groks Science Show 2003-02-26 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
The Cosmic Microwave Background Explorer detects remnant signals from the earliest times in the history of the universe. This show featured a discussion of the surprising results from the most recent survey.
Keywords: Science
Downloads: 3,891
[audio]Cosmological History -- Groks Science Show 2005-10-19 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
Cosmological views of the universe have evolved from ideas as simple as a flat earth to current notions that accede the possibilty of multiple universes. On this program, Prof. David Park discussed the history of cosmology.
Keywords: Science; cosmology; multiverse
Downloads: 3,858
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